Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Andover and Essex County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Andover Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. State Second Essex and Middlesex Senate District 18th Essex House District 17th Essex House District US District 6 Congressman District 5 Senator Presidential Race
Friday, October 19, 2012
The candidates for the Second Essex and Middlesex state senate seat, incumbent Sen. Barry Finegold and State Rep. Paul Adams, sparred over a variety of issues at Memorial Hall Library Wednesday.
State Rep. Paul Adams (R-Andover) and State Sen. Barry Finegold (D-Andover) debated in front of a crowd of roughly 120 at Memorial Hall Library Wednesday evening, according to an article in the Lowell Sun. Adams talked about changing a trend in state government by bringing more Republicans into the legislature and ending the "tax and spend" attitude of the Democratic majority. Finegold criticized Adams for not voting for a bill which lowered the cost of healthcare, a bill that Adams said would only increase taxes. While the two also disagreed over the ways to help small businesses, the two agreed on issues such as providing assistance for returning war veterans and training for the unemployed. Read the full article on LowellSun.com.
Monday, July 23, 2012
GOP State Senate rivals debated over the weekend on AM980 WCAP.
Republican State Senate Candidate Alex Vispoli claims his GOP Primary rival, state Rep. Paul Adams, R-Andover, lied about campaign donations from family members and about fines imposed by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Vispoli, an Andover selectman, alleges Adams made false statements and refused to admit wrongdoing during a debate, Saturday morning on AM980 WCAP. “I am deeply disappointed and disturbed that Adams would lie to the voters about the fact that he was fined $4,000 for campaign finance violations. Instead of apologizing for breaking the law, he denied it. It shows a total lack of respect for the people,” said Vispoli. The fines handed down by the OCPF had to do with money given to Adams by his parents and brother…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Calling for fiscal reform in Massachusetts, Adams is determined to increase Republican presence in the State Senate.
Running on a platform of lowering taxes and an end to overspending, State Representative Paul Adams (R) held his official campaign kickoff Thursday night at LaRosa’s Café. Approximately 40 friends, family, and local politicians came to support the 30-year-old candidate’s bid for State Senator of the 2nd Essex and Middlesex district, which includes Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Tewksbury. If Adams succeeds in winning the Republican nomination this September 6 against Town Selectman Alex Vispoli, he will face incumbent Barry Finegold in the general November election. Adams who was elected to the State House of Representatives in 2010, said he wants to “take Massachusetts in a new direction.” Standing for values and principles, he said he …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
State Rep. Paul Adams submitted this letter to the editor about the need for fiscal sanity in the state budget process.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Two weeks ago, after 10 minutes of debate, the House of Representatives passed another massive, $200 million bond bill just to pay for annual transportation operating expenses. This action demonstrates the ease with which extraordinary indebtedness and overspending—pervasive on Beacon Hill—creates structural deficits that fracture our economic recovery. I offer warnings and solutions to this business as usual. First, the state must learn to fund critical services, such as basic transportation projects, in our annual operating budget. For too long, the regular budget has been a special interest giveaway, and basic services are placed before the legislature as individual bills or bond sales at a future date, making it seem politically …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Rookie state representative won't seek re-election in the wake of redistricting.
Confirming what has been rumored for weeks, state Rep. Paul Adams, R-Andover has announced that he will not be seeking re-election. Instead, he will launch a bid to unseat state Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover. "I’m thrilled to announce my candidacy for state senator," said Adams, in an open letter to residents of the 2nd Middlesex/Essex District. "While serving as your state representative, I’ve grown increasingly concerned about the fiscal health of our commonwealth, the continued unemployment and part-time job crisis, and the culture of corruption on Beacon Hill." Finegold, who held the seat Adams now holds for over a decade, won a seat in the State Senate in 2010 by defeating Andover Republican Jamison Tomacek. Both Tomacek and Patrick …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
State Rep. Paul Adams recently voted in favor of a bill aimed at creating new offenses to prosecute those involved with human trafficking.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
This was submitted by the office of State Representative Paul Adams, R-Andover. State Representative Paul Adams, R-Andover, joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently in unanimously passing legislation aimed at fighting human trafficking in the Commonwealth. The bill creates crimes for human trafficking offenses such as trafficking persons for sexual servitude and trafficking persons for forced services. “The unanimous passing of anti-human trafficking legislation by the House is a great first step in the fight against the exploitation of some of our commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens,” Adams said. Adams voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives on this bill on Wednesday, June 1. “This…